Uncategorized, Writing

Time to Get Terrified

I follow several people who all have something in common that makes me envy them - they face the things they're scared to do and they do them. They take those dreams they have and they leap. I've been sitting on my dreams for years - my dream to be a writer, a published writer,… Continue reading Time to Get Terrified

Writing

Five Tips to Staying Motivated with your Writing

I'm starting this blog post out feeling very...very...unmotivated. Go figure, right? Today was the first day back to school for my kiddos and the first day back to school/work for me as a para in a middle school. To sum up how this first day went...the coffee pot is full of fresh coffee at 7pm… Continue reading Five Tips to Staying Motivated with your Writing

Writing

Open to Critique

Well, here it is...me braving my own personal wilderness. Putting my words out there and opening myself up to critique. For writers starting out, this can be a very difficult thing. Our work is personal to us, it's a piece of us that we're setting free into the world and opening up for rejection after… Continue reading Open to Critique

Journaling, Writing

Organizing the Creative Process

Getting in touch with your creative side is not an easy thing. It's not a one-size-fits-all thing. I've always thought that my ideal writing space would be on a deck overlooking a lake, the tranquil surroundings gorging my muse with plot twists and inspiration. I've never honestly had an opportunity to write like this so… Continue reading Organizing the Creative Process

Writing

Outlines are Ew

I've held a true distaste for outlines since being introduced to them in middle school. I remember sitting over a stack of index cards and feeling utter frustration over having to break down my ideas on writing a simple two page paper. When I started writing fan fiction at the age of sixteen, I fought… Continue reading Outlines are Ew

Writing

Ramblings with a Point

There are few things (non-child related) that I enjoy more than a quiet house, a cup of coffee and an overall sense of motivation. It’s post holidays, the girls are at school and Sadie, our new-ish long haired gray kitten is keeping me company while heat blasts against my feet and legs from the box… Continue reading Ramblings with a Point

Life, Writing

Hello there 2018…Peace Out Staycay.

So, I don’t think I’m cut out for this vacationing thing. Last year, my husband and I planned a romantic getaway to Duluth for a four day, just us and fishing on lake Superior. We ended up having to cancel because finances got too thin and inability to take time off of work for both… Continue reading Hello there 2018…Peace Out Staycay.

Life, Pets, Writing

Favorite Holiday Movie…and then Some

Blogging Challenge day two...ish. Yes, I’m a day behind already. Though I think my reason is quite understandable and completely out of my control. Our dog Dukke disappeared yesterday so my husband and I were working in shifts to drive around looking for him. Dukke was a pup I insisted on getting after losing our… Continue reading Favorite Holiday Movie…and then Some